Far too soon Timon forget about the grey louries and after I explained to him where to spot the owlet which was a bit tricky as same is so small and kept a bit hidden in a thick bush he snapped away picture after picture.
As owl lovers we were amazed to finally found that beauty and on top same also allowed us to make a new tick on our bird list.
It was stunning to realize the false eyes on the back of its head whilst turning its head and the owlet was gladly so relaxed about our presence that Timon was in heaven whilst pressing the button and with that sighting my day was already made. Needless to say that whenever passing the bush during the next days I checked this bush for “my” Owlet but same could not be spotted again. Far too soon for our liking same finally flew away but left behind two very happy persons
and so we could forgive the only blurred picture we got of a redbilled firefinch playing with a feather under a bush only meters away from our “owl” bush.
Only a couple of meters further down the road we met another warthog - This road is also a hot spot for them as we always met them there - Obviously they wanted to say "Hi" to Pumbaa!
The only disadvantage is that in that area the grass is normally extreme high but not too high in order to miss this little cutie.
At Duke’s waterhole not much activity besides a lot of white-backed vultures and only whilst downloading the pictures that evening I noticed why Timon stopped to take a picture of a strange looking “bark” – he spotted a European nightjar! resting on a branch.
Pity was that he only took this single picture because he was sure same might came out blurred – WoW besides the “misty” weather already three new ticks today! and although common we could not pass this beautiful Mrs. red-backed shrike without taking a picture.
Lots of giraffes could be spotted now surrounded by the dense bush
and finally on the H4-2 the obligatory elephant crossing orgy started as they were coming suddenly from nearly everywhere one after the other.
Gladly they are all behaved when coming across elephants at that busy road and so it was today
although they also had a number of calves between them.
Some herds were walking down to the river and others
were already on their way backed after taking a morning shower and started to raid the thick bushes near the road.
to be continued with some scary creatures.....